School Changes Dress Code After Muslim Student Complains

January 21, 2005

Source: Associated Press

On January 21, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "a Hamilton County high school has changed its dress code to allow religious headscarves after a national civil rights group for Muslims complained to the principal. A spokeswoman for the Council on American-Islamic Relations said East Ridge High School senior Emily Smith wore her religiously mandated headscarf for the first time today... Assistant school superintendent Rick Smith said he talked to an assistant principal who told him there was no negative reaction today to the headscarf."